Posted on March 10, 2023

Over 15.5M Illegal Aliens in U.S. Costs Taxpayers $150B Annually

John Binder, Breitbart, March 8, 2023

More than 15.5 million illegal aliens live in the United States today, costing American taxpayers over $150 billion annually, analysis from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates.

The FAIR analysis estimates that taxpayers pay some $182 billion in annual costs for illegal aliens at the federal, state, and local levels. That cost is only minimally made up by illegal aliens contributing $32 billion to the economy, making the annual net cost more than $150 billion.

Put another way, illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children are costing each taxpayer nearly $1,200 every year.

Most significantly, the cost of illegal immigration has skyrocketed since 2017, when the annual cost was estimated to be $116 billion. Likewise, since only last year, the cost has increased by $7 billion.